Search Results: "Sarah Prineas"


BOOK REVIEW

SUMMERKIN by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A disappointment; but the beauty of the Summerlands and the graceful prose that captures it still bring hope for further books in the series. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A middle-grade fantasy sequel strives for lyricism but has to settle for earnestness. Read full book review >

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ASH & BRAMBLE by Sarah Prineas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Torn between fairy tale, romance, and almost dystopic rebellion tale, this doesn't entirely cohere despite the fantastic imagination fueling it; still, flaws notwithstanding, this retelling is not without charm. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A girl, a shoe, a clock, a prince: familiar elements are here remixed into a very different "Cinderella." Read full book review >

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HOME by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Contrivances, filler and laboriously manufactured suspense stall a formerly nimble fantasy series. (map, cast list, menu) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Gutterboy-turned-wizard Conn once again saves his beloved city from magical and other disasters while irritating friends and enemies alike. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC THIEF by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"All in all a sturdy start, illustrated with Caparo's realistic portraits at the chapter heads and reminiscent of Angie Sage's Septimus Heap tales (Queste, 2008, etc.) in style and setting. (map; glossary, runes and biscuit recipe not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
An uncommonly engaging young narrator kicks this debut fantasy ahead of the general run. Read full book review >

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WINTERLING by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"There's no flashy pyrotechnic wizardry to dazzle here, but the right readers will find refreshment in a tale as muted and miraculous as the return of spring. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An atmospheric middle-grade fantasy ties the coming of age to the turning of the year. Read full book review >

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ROSE & THORN by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Pleasant but slight and, unfortunately, less than it might have been. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Prineas is back with another high-concept fairy-tale retelling, this time tackling "Sleeping Beauty." Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC THIEF: FOUND by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"The author brings the story to a strong close, too—but, good news, she has admitted in an interview to considering further sequels. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The wild magical menace barely fended off in Magic Thief: Lost (2009) is headed for the town of Wellmet, and only the guttersnipe-turned-wizard's apprentice Connwaer and his gruff master, Nevery Flinglas, realize the danger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC THIEF by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Apprentice magician Conn battles a new magical threat while continuing to drive friend and foe alike mad with irritation in this headlong sequel. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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THIS IS (MAGIC) SPARTA
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: Big Face Tail

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 9

Talky Talk: Notable and Quotable

Bonus Factors: Magical Creatures, LGBTQ

Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting

Relationship Status: Now is Not the Time to Stare Like A Hypnotized Sheep. Now is the Time to Woo ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLACK AND WHITE NIGHTY-NIGHT by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Easy, rhythmic text and appealing, high-contrast illustrations on sturdy board pages make this a sweet and suitable addition to lap-time programs or baby's nighttime routine. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A little owlet says goodnight to all the animals on the farm. Read full book review >